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(Carlsbad Current Argus)   'Halloween Hall' at Carlsbad Caverns is biggest area discovered in more than 25 years   (currentargus.com) divider line 13
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2013-11-16 01:25:21 PM  
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gfid: FunkOut: Cool. Unfortunately, my love of geology is affected by profound claustrophobia.

Carslbad is big inside - at least most of the areas on the general tours are.  I don't know how bad your claustrophobia is, but I'd be willing to bet the rooms in your home are much much smaller by comparison.


But the rooms in your home are not under millions of tons of magically suspended rock. That's where a lot of the panic comes from.
2013-11-16 01:11:58 PM  
3 votes:
Cool. Unfortunately, my love of geology is affected by profound claustrophobia.
2013-11-16 03:31:29 PM  
2 votes:
I was part of a group that "discovered" a new region in Carlsbad back in the 80s. Was small but pretty for a cave. Still cool and still got an award from the state.
2013-11-16 01:36:17 PM  
2 votes:
They had a chance to use the word "spelunking" and passed? Psshh.
2013-11-16 01:20:20 PM  
2 votes:
Was expecting "biggest area" to be followed by "your mom" somehow.

/has the level of discourse risen on Fark?
2013-11-16 07:49:01 PM  
1 votes:
And definitely watch out for these dudes.

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2013-11-16 03:23:34 PM  
1 votes:
Giving out people's Twitter handle is the new thing, but giving out the guy's phone number at the end of the news piece?  hmm.
2013-11-16 02:11:52 PM  
1 votes:

GoldDude: ecmoRandomNumbers: gfid: FunkOut: Cool. Unfortunately, my love of geology is affected by profound claustrophobia.

Carslbad is big inside - at least most of the areas on the general tours are.  I don't know how bad your claustrophobia is, but I'd be willing to bet the rooms in your home are much much smaller by comparison.

But the rooms in your home are not under millions of tons of magically suspended rock. That's where a lot of the panic comes from.

Magically suspended?
I take it you are not a geologist, an engineer, or have any sort of career that requires critical thought.
Have you ever ridden a subway or driven through a tunnel.  Did you think that those were created by magicians?

And if your house roof suddenly collapses that will kill you just as easily as hundreds of feet of rock.  Humans are somewhat fragile to just a few hundred pounds of weight coming down on us.


*whoosh*

Do you find your Asperger's completely socially crippling?

Let me type slowly so you can understand:

Part of what makes people panic in situations like in caves is the thought of all that rock coming down on top of them. Logic has nothing to do with phobias, as you can't reason a phobia away. And by the way, I'm not claustrophobic. I was trying to illustrate the mindset of somebody with that particular fear.
2013-11-16 01:59:51 PM  
1 votes:
Was in therea couple times in the 70s and 80s. First time, was kinda dark, not so many lights, went on the big room tour, where they take you down 650', neat being in the cafe, looking up seeing nothing but blackness. Second time did the whole thing, kinda boring walking down the natural trail. So many lights, you coouldm see everything, but removed a lot of the mystery for me. Still okay though. The bat flight at the amphiteater got old fast though.
2013-11-16 01:45:34 PM  
1 votes:
FTFA:  "(Caves are) a never-ending thing," she added. "Basically, the last frontier to discover."

I believe she neglected to add "...You know- other than the 2/3rds or so of the earth's surface that's below a 1000ft depth."
2013-11-16 01:43:12 PM  
1 votes:
I used to love caving. Once, while in Laurel Caverns about 15 years ago, I stood up after going through a crawl space and was knocked out by the lower than expected ceiling. I came to and couldn't move a muscle for what seemed like minutes. My helmet band was slid down to the level of my eyes. The feeling came back and I was able to continue. I was not only relieved that I didn't have a broken neck, but I lucked out and missed the embarrassment of having to be stretchered out. I had a stiff neck for a least 2 months, and now have arthritis in my neck. I haven't been in a wild area of a cave since.
The lesson for all you cave adventurers, stand up slowly anytime you are in a cave, or you might just break your neck.
2013-11-16 01:36:53 PM  
1 votes:
A little crawl goes a long way!
2013-11-16 01:22:10 PM  
1 votes:

FunkOut: Cool. Unfortunately, my love of geology is affected by profound claustrophobia.


Carslbad is big inside - at least most of the areas on the general tours are.  I don't know how bad your claustrophobia is, but I'd be willing to bet the rooms in your home are much much smaller by comparison.
 
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